We went to Sitio Payao, Pay-as, Kadingilan, Bukidnon last week to locate a bank-encumbered property. Due to the road condition, we just parked our vehicle at the road side and walked our way to the Sitio proper.
The dirt road going to Payao, Pay-as, Kadingilan, Bukidnon
Sitio Payao is a small community with only a few residents living in the area. The residents here are farmers who till sugarcane, corn, coconut and other crops.
While walking to our target property, we noticed that the daycare center and the houses here have solar panels in their backyards:
We later found out that Sitio Payao is a beneficiary of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) project dubbed as Solar Power Technology Support (SPOTS) to Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs). The project aims to alleviate poverty incidence in remote communities by providing them access to basic services like light and power.
A closer look of the solar panel